We are proud of our growing NILP team.

The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. is a consumer controlled Independent Living Center providing advocacy and services to people with all disabilities who wish to live independently in the community.

Main Number: 978-687-4288

At NILP, we created a tribute video for our CEO, June Sauvageau, who retired at the end of June 2023 after 15 years of great leadership of our organization. We all wish June a well-deserved happy retirement and will miss her as a wonderful and inspiring leader and advocate of our organization’s mission, vision, and philosophy.

NILP Board of Directors

David Bradburn – President
Jeff Wilson – Vice President
Lisa Visone – Treasurer
Mark Kelly – Clerk
Kevin Hatch
Eric Pearson
Allen Larkin
Gary Hale

Regular Board Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm. The Annual Meeting is held in October.

For more information, contact NILP CEO, Matt Pellegrino. Ext. 328 .

Senior Leadership Team

CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
Matt Pellegrino, ext. 328

CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
Lisa DiGiuseppe, ext. 138

VP of Community Development & Advocacy
Jim Lyons, ext. 133

Program Directors/Managers

Director of Human Resources & Operations
Lynette McRae, ext. 176

Director of PCA
Alicia Thyne, ext. 153

Director of NERLC
Gabe Fonseca, ext. 166

Community Supports Manager
Rebecca Burke, ext. 160

Youth Services Program Manager
Steve Michelson, ext. 127

PCA Program Manager
Mimi Cruzado Davila, ext. 163

Operations Manager of RLC
Rachely Ramos, ext. 201

Manager of Older Adult Peer Services
Amanda Orfanos, ext. 203

Long-Term Services & Supports Manager
Justine Carlton, ext. 327

Community Advocacy & Accessibility Manager
Grant Murphy, ext. 130

Accounting Manager
Cyndi Wood, ext. 174

Hello Friends and Supporters:

The Board of Directors of Northeast Independent Living Program(NILP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Pellegrino as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Choosing a new leader to manage NILP has been the most important task the board has undertaken in many years. We are very excited to have Matt be the agency's next CEO. Matt has worked at NILP for 16 years, most recently as VP of Long-Term Services & Supports. The board and I were impressed with Matt's leadership skills, and his extensive and relevant experience with the independent living community. NILP is a great agency and it needs a great leader to continue its strong legacy. We found that great leader in Matt Pellegrino.

A new era of leadership commences at NILP as Matt assumes his new role, which started on August 28, 2023. As Matt proclaims, “I am extremely honored to be entrusted with the leadership of the Northeast Independent Living Program. As a former consumer of the agency, I understand firsthand the impact that our staff have on the people they assist. One of my main focuses for the organization will be on advocacy efforts related to access to long term services and supports in the community for people with disabilities.”

Feel free to reach out to Matt to share your congratulations as he embarks upon continuing NILP’s legacy of connecting people with possibilities. Join us in welcoming Matt: mpellegrino@nilp.org.

With respect,
David Bradburn
President, NILP Board of Directors